Colorado Saw A Nearly ‘Nonexistent Influenza Season’ This Year Thanks To C-19 Safety Measures

Colorado Saw A Nearly ‘Nonexistent Influenza Season’ This Year Thanks To C-19 Safety Measures

Every year Americans are faced with flu season. While flu is often looked at as more of a nuisance than a risk, in 2018/2019 there were an estimated 34,000 deaths. However, with the precautions introduced to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, there was also a reduction in the spread of the flu. As a result, Colorado…

Coronavirus Medication Update. Heartburn Medicine Being Studied as Potential Treatment

Coronavirus Medication Update. Heartburn Medicine Being Studied as Potential Treatment

Famotidine The search continues to find a cure for the novel coronavirus that is sweeping the world. In the meantime, researchers are looking for anything that may help patients suffering from COVID-19. At the center of one trial taking place in New York with over 180 hospitalized patients is famotidine. Famotidine is the active ingredient…

70 Coronavirus Vaccines Are Under Development, With 3 in Human Trials, WHO Says

70 Coronavirus Vaccines Are Under Development, With 3 in Human Trials, WHO Says

There are 70 vaccines in development as scientists around the world race to find a treatment for the novel coronavirus. Though there is no frontrunner yet, three are in the human trials testing stage, with one further along than the other two. The trial sizes are small including between 40 and 45 participants.  There are…

Washing Your Clothes

Washing Your Clothes

In these uncertain times, many people are getting confused with all the facts and figures being thrown around. It can get overwhelming and at times, it can increase your anxiety. What do you know about washing your clothes during the pandemic? Researchers are suggesting washing your clothes more often than normal especially if you are…

Drinking Hand Sanitizer and Wearing Glasses Instead of Contacts

Drinking Hand Sanitizer and Wearing Glasses Instead of Contacts

The war against COVID-19 rages on, but it may be peaking soon. Though this is difficult to imagine with over 400,000 confirmed coronavirus cases over 14,000 deaths in the United States. April 7, 2020 brought a record number, 1,858, of nationally reported deaths due to the virus. And, unfortunately, the forecasting models indicate that the…

Avoiding Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Avoiding Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The news is constantly telling you the number of infections locally and worldwide. Store shelves are bare and authorities are shutting down schools, businesses and more. It is getting harder and harder to stay calm and anxiety-free. It IS possible to lessen your anxiety and to maintain good mental health with these facts “It’s Okay…

Questions Answered About the Coronavirus – Part 2

Questions Answered About the Coronavirus – Part 2

As more and more coronavirus cases are confirmed worldwide as well as here in Michigan, I’m answering specific patient questions about COVID-19. Question From Jane Arnett – “Why are we shutting everything down and staying in our homes when we don’t do that for the flu? Is this that much more contagious?” In short, yes…